President Trump is accusing the country's prime minister of making false statements, and the president's trade adviser saying there's "a special place in hell" for the leader of Canada, our biggest trading partner in all of the world, our best friend from way back in World War II and every time in between.
'But the conclusion I draw is that it is only through continued dialogue that we can find ways to work together to resolve the challenges we face. The Trump administration doesn't like the WTO and didn't want it mentioned, the source said.
"Canadians, we're polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around", he said.More news: Kim summit 'may not have happened without Otto Warmbier'
The tariffs, as well as Trump's noted opposition to multilateralism, his criticism of Canadian trade barriers and suggestion that the union become the G8 with the inclusion of Russian Federation made for a chaotic lead into the G7 summit.
In a tweet posted Saturday evening, Trump said his decision to rescind support for the statement was based on "false statements" made by Trudeau during a press conference he gave, as well as "the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs" on USA companies. But he also said that critical comments from Justin Trudeau would cost Canada "a lot of money".
While foreign policy issues such as North Korea do not usually have much bearing on the polls, Mr Trump's outburst against Nato allies, the European Union and Canada appeared aimed at striking a chord with voters who support his America First agenda.
In response to initial tweets critical of her country and prime minister, Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her nation "does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks".More news: Putin Expects Trump to Fulfill Pre-Election Promise, Improve Ties With Russia
"I know it didn't look friendly", Trump said.
If these goods that originate in Canada and are eventually sold there without have been substantially worked upon in the United States are taken into account then Ottawa comes out the victor.
"All Mr. Trudeau was doing, in a rather gentle way, was articulating the position of his government, which would be the position of any Canadian government in these circumstances", he said, adding that the counter-tariffs make sense.
Trump on Saturday skipped out early on the G-7 meeting after rejecting the summit's statement of shared values.
"The picture with Angela Merkel, who I get along with very well, where I'm sitting there like this" - Trump said, crossing his arms - "that picture, I'm waiting for the document because I wanted to see the final document". Merkel also said the European Union would "act" against the USA trade measures.More news: Tesla to cut staff by 9 percent in drive for profitability